# What is pro slope?

## What is pro slope?

PRO-SLOPE™

PRO-SLOPE is a preformed composite made from durable expanded polystyrene (EPS) that creates a code required 1/4″ per foot slope under the waterproofing membrane in a shower.

How do you install a pre sloped shower pan?

For installation all you’ll need is a tape measure straightedge. For trimming a razor knife and caulking gun 100% silicone caulk and materials to install the shower fan liner are available from OD.

Do you need to pre slope a shower pan?

A pre-slope is necessary because once water has reached there, it needs to be directed to the drain area. If underneath your liner is flat – without any slope to the drain – this will cause water build-up, eventually causing mildew.

### How do you slope a shower pan?

Measure from the drain opening to the furthest wall, then round up to the nearest foot. Calculate the slope by multiplying the measurement by 1/4 inch. For instance, if the drain opening measures 2-foot 8-inches from the furthest wall, then the shower floor should slope 3/4 inch from that wall to the drain.

What do you use to pre slope a shower?

How to install a shower pre slope – YouTube

How thick should the pre-slope be on a shower pan?

How thick should the pre-slope be? For proper drainage, the pre-slope shower pan thickness should be ¼ inch in height for every 12 inches of run travel from the shower drain center.

## How thick should pre-slope be at drain?

Your finished floor (after your liner and top mud bed are installed) needs to be 1″ to 1 1/4″ thick at the drain. So, if we make the pre-slope 3/4″ thick at the drain it needs to be a total of 1 1/2 inch thick at all your walls.

How thick should my pre-slope be?

What do you use to pre-slope a shower?

### How thick should my pre slope be?

How much fall should a shower floor have?

The recommended ratio of fall within showers is between 1:60 and 1:80. However, the ratios may not be achieved due to: (a) The size of the tiles used – falls become more difficult to achieve with larger tiles. (b) The area of the flool to be drained.

How long does pre-slope take to dry?

Allow pre-slope bed to cure for 24 hours before moving to next phase.

## Do I need tar paper under shower pan?

What is this? Tar paper helps to prevent the sub floor from absorbing moisture from the pre-pan mix that will go on top of it. So we laid out the tar paper in the bottom of our shower area where our pre-pan would go.

What is the proper pitch for a shower drain?

Step 1: Floor Tile Must Slope to the Drain
In a stall shower, the plumbing code requires the floor to be sloped one quarter (1/4) of an inch per foot in order to carry the water effectively to the drain. This slope, according to the TCNA Handbook is called “sloped fill” or commonly known as the pre-slope.

How long should deck mud dry before tiling?

Dry set method:
Tile setting should be finished within 24 hours of the installation of the Floor Mud. 3. If tile setting cannot be completed within 24 hours of the installation of the Floor Mud, then tiling cannot occur until 28 days have passed for curing of material.

### How much slope is too much for a shower?

In a stall shower, the plumbing code requires the floor to be sloped one quarter (1/4) of an inch per foot in order to carry the water effectively to the drain. This slope, according to the TCNA Handbook is called “sloped fill” or commonly known as the pre-slope.

What is the maximum slope of a shower floor?

ANSWER. Yes, the correct slope for all horizontal surfaces is 1/4″ vertical (minimum) up to 1/2″ (maximum) for every 12” of horizontal run.

How long should shower pan dry before tiling?

Tiling should begin within 16 hours of mortar bed installation. After 24 hours, the mortar bed enters a “green” state and cannot have tile adhered for 28 days.

## How thick should the mortar be in a shower pan?

Build the Primary Mortar Bed
With the waterproofing membrane in place, it’s time to put the final layer of Sand Mix down. The depth of this layer will be determined by the height of the adjustable drain but must be a minimum of ½”.

How far up the wall should a shower pan liner go?

The pan liner should finish a minimum of 6 inches above the framed or (roughed-in) curb height. This height allows for the application of concrete base and finishes to be applied.

Does a shower need a 2 inch drain?

A 2-inch pipe is the recommended size because showers have a low threshold for flooding, and a 2-inch pipe helps the water drain faster than does a 1 1/2-inch pipe. So, if you are converting from a tub and shower combination to a shower, you’ll likely have to change the drain pipe size.

### How far away from the wall should a shower drain be?

I recommend the drain (assuming no joists are in the way) be 12” (or so) from the shower head wall in front of you when showering (and centered side to side). This keeps you from standing in the drain and pools of water when it (inevitably) gets clogged.

Is there a difference between Thinset and mortar?

In short, the difference between thinset and any other mortar is that thinset does not have lime in it. Instead, thinset has a moisture-retaining agent and generally retains more air pockets than mortar does.

How thick should pre slope be?